Prickly jingle

Prickly jingle

Bivalves Heteranomia squamula Most bivalves bury into sandy or muddy bottoms for protection. Some live on much more special surface. The prickly jingle attaches itself to rocks, other shells or other solid material. Both shells usually look the same in bivalves, but...
Greenland cockle

Greenland cockle

Bivalves Serripes groenlandicus Several large bivalve species in Icelandic waters could be harvested if found in sufficient quantities. That applies to the Greenland cockle. It lives for the most part buried in soft bottom sediments in shallow seas to a depth of about...
Blue mussel

Blue mussel

Invertebrates Mytilus edulis The blue mussel is widely distributed all around Iceland. It is purely a seashore or shallow water species, found from the seashore down to depths of a few metres. It is attached to the bottom by filaments called byssus threads. It is...

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